I know that all kinds of questions present themselves concerning intercessory prayer.
Traditionally, funerals are supposed to serve at least three purposes: honor the life of the deceased, comfort those who mourn his passing and preach a message about eternity and the brevity of life.
When I think of simpler times, I think of that place.
It isn’t picturesque. It stands, unshaded, in a sun that, in the summertime, is unkindly relentless and, in the winter, winks weakly.
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden appears to have painted himself into a corner with his promise to select a woman -- and apparently from the candidates on his short list, an African-American woman -- to be his running mate.
Politicians and various social justice groups have long used labels that have nothing to do with the real intent of legislation, or an organization, to dupe the public. But, to paraphrase Shakespeare, a rose by any other name is still a rose.
In the Lord’s Prayer Jesus directed us to pray, “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name” (Matthew 6:9). Why did Jesus urge us to pray, “hallowed be your name?” Because he knew that respect for God is the foundation of all other respect.
The violence perpetrated in the streets of cities across America continues because state and local elected officials (all Democrats) refuse to do what is necessary to stop it
For years conservative groups and especially the National Rifle Association have been warning that the government would find a way to confiscate the guns of law-abiding Americans. Many dismissed what they regarded as a scare tactic designed to raise money.
I am not in the habit of quoting leftist Noam Chomsky, but this line seems relevant when one considers our growing national debt: "When you trap people in a system of debt, they can't afford the time to think."
In discussing the Greatest Commandment, which was in reality an attempt to know God’s will, Jesus told us to love God with everything we are and have and then to love our neighbor as ourself.
President Trump's decision to commute the prison sentence of his longtime friend and political adviser Roger Stone just days before Stone was to begin a 40-month prison sentence — he and the president say he was falsely accused — reminded me of another man who was as loyal to his president and who did go to prison.
Some years ago in the north, a little girl was lost in the woods. It was wintertime, snowing, sleeting, and bitterly cold. Hundreds of people combed the forest, desperately searching for the little girl. Time was of the essence. They knew she couldn’t survive long in that freezing weather. F…
A myth says lightning never strikes twice in the same place. President Donald Trump appears to believe it can when it comes to replicating his narrow victory in 2016.
In providing the crucial fifth vote to strike down a Louisiana law requiring doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at hospitals, Chief Justice John Roberts has re-enforced a longstanding theme: there is no guarantee a judge nominated by a Republican president will decide cases based on the text of the Constitution.
Undoubtedly, there are numerous reasons for our getting out of the boat and walking on water. But the main reason for getting out of the boat and walking on water is that the water is where Jesus is.
In a world where human opinions about racism (white, black, progressive, conservative, Democrat, Republican) are considered more significant than the Word of God — I beg to differ!
Almost 40 years passed without Dwain Easley and his friends ever mentioning to each other what they had experienced in that Mississippi swamp on Oct. 20, 1977.
During the Spring Quarter (March, April and May), I had the opportunity of writing 14 Sunday School lessons for the South Georgia Conference of The United Methodist Church on the subject of “Justice and The Prophets.” It was an enlightening though intense study of God’s intention to bring about justice in the world, humankind’s failure to heed the message and refusal to repent, and God’s judgmental fulfillment of his promise to set things right.
This is the third of a four part series on the plane crash of the Lynyrd Skynyrd band.
Mary Thornton, a critical care nurse at Southwest Mississippi Regional hospital in McComb, where Lynyrd Skynyrd band members were taken following a crash in nearby Gillsburg, and Lisa Dickerson hurried from the car we were exiting, toward a friend standing at the band’s tribute site.
In a recent off-the-cuff comment following a White House meeting with restaurant industry leaders, President Trump revealed that he has been taking the anti-Malaria drug hydroxychloroquine for "about a week and a half now" to protect himself from COVID-19.
The late Dr. John Claypool, noted minister, tells about going to make pastoral calls at a large hospital. He visited two women both approaching 90 and both with physical difficulties.
In the pantheon of great lines suitable for induction into Bartlett's Familiar Quotations is Speaker Nancy Pelosi's 2010 comment about Obamacare: "We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it."
An autumn morning’s sun was creeping upward while I was snuggled comfortably in bed, my face mashed into the pillow and my floral pink chiffon bedspread pulled to my chin.
For three years former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn was put through a legal and financial wringer by top officials within the FBI, including its then-director James Comey.
Dr. Audrey Arona, director of the Gwinnett Rockdale Newton Health Departments, is urging residents to keep up their guard against the spread of COVID-19.
More than 113,000 Georgia small businesses have been approved for $14.1 billion in loans through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) in the last 30 days.
I began writing about wildflowers in January 1997. I had already identified about 60 different wildflowers within half a mile of my house in northern Rockdale. By June of that year I had discovered so many other species that I knew I’d have no problem completing the year for the weekly newspaper articles.
Gov. Brian P. Kemp on Friday applauded the many public health officials, frontline health care workers, private sector and university partners who are working around the clock to ramp up COVID-19 testing in Georgia.
CONYERS — On Friday, May 1, Gwinnett, Newton & Rockdale County Health Departments will return to Georgia International Horse Park in Conyers, opening a large appointment-only COVID-19 test site for one day. Limited appointments are still available by calling 770-513-5631 for anyone who t…
As news headlines are filled with reports of people blatantly disregarding social distancing orders in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Georgia Department of Natural Resource’s Col. Thomas Barnard says his game wardens are reporting that most people are following Gov. Brian Kemp’s Executive Order, and those that are not, are unclear on the details and are compliant when asked to disperse.
A local T-shirt printing business is promoting a campaign that allows customers to come to the aid of their favorite small businesses — one T-shirt at a time.
Hundreds of area residents were tested for the coronavirus Thursday at a mobile testing site set up at the Georgia International Horse Park.
ATLANTA – Chief Justice Harold D. Melton issued an order Monday that extends the statewide judicial emergency until May 13. The Chief Justice first declared a judicial emergency on March 14 which was due to expire April 13.
When my family and I started vacationing in Miami a decade or so ago, I remember walking around Ocean Drive in South Beach and being enamored with the flashing lights, bright colored buildings, the even flashier cars, and the loud music emitting through speakers from nearby bars and restaurants.